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Hundreds of houses flooded in Pasuruan Torrential rains triggered floods that inundated over 800 house, places of worship and schools in the subdistrict of Rejoso, Pasuruan. A number of water works overflowed because of the torrential downpours, flooding eight low-lying villages in the Rejoso subdistrict, as was told by Eka Wara Prihaspati, head of the subdistrict.

Posted in Flooding @ 31 March 2007 17:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Pertamina shuts off gas lines near mud volcano State oil and gas company Pertamina has shut off gas lines near the Sidoarjo mud volcano after the main railway link and toll road were flooded with hot mud again. The steaming crater, located near the second-largest city in the country, Surabaya, first began spewing mud in May last year after a failed exploratory gas drilling at the site.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 31 March 2007 16:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police say explosives found bigger than Bali bomb Indonesia police chief Sutanto has said that explosives found this month in different raids throughout the island of Java, exceeded the amount used in the 2002 Bali bombings. At that time, a bomb-laden mini-van killed 202 people when it was brought to explosion near nightclubs in Kuta Beach at 12 October 2002. The bomb was believed to be produced by Malaysian terrorist Azahari Husin, who killed himself in 2005 when police was hunting him down.

Posted in Terrorism @ 31 March 2007 16:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysia apologizes for Ambalat incursions Malaysia has made an apology over incursions by its naval boats into Indonesian waters. The neighboring country has admitted that it had made a mistake in making provocative moves in the Ambalat region, according to an Indonesian legislator. "As a civilized nation, we have to appreciate Malaysia's willingness to offer an apology," said Andreas H. Pareira, a House of Representatives (DPR) member of the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle (PDI-P).

Posted in Politics @ 30 March 2007 04:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia reopens border with East Timor Indonesia today reopened the border with East Timor because the fugitive rebel who caused the closure is no longer seen as a threat, according an official. "As of today our border is reopened," said Ahmet Bey Sofwan, Indonesia's ambassador to East Timor earlier today. The closure lasted just over one month. Dili earlier asked for the closure to stop renegade Majr Alfredo Reinado and his supporters from escaping to Indonesia.

Posted in General @ 29 March 2007 13:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






Two more reported dead from bird flu Indonesia has announced two more deaths from bird flu on Thursday. The Health Ministry said a 14-year-old and boy and 28-year-old woman had died, bringing tot total death toll in Indonesia alone to 71. The boy was from West Sumatra and died last Saturday, while the woman from Jakarta died on Wednesday. Indonesia announced three deaths just yesterday.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 29 March 2007 09:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Karangetang stil spewing ash clouds The Mount Karangetang volcano on the remote island of Siau is still active in spewing hot clouds on Wednesday. This came after it showed signs of increasing activity on Monday evening. Compared to several days ago, the 1,820 meter high volcano showed a decrease in activity, as was told by the subdistrict head of Siau Timur, Replain Areros.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 March 2007 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three more cases of bird flu reported in Indonesia Initial tests indicated that a 22-year-old female university student who died last Saturday and a teenage boy who died last Sunday were both infected with bird flu, according to a spokeswoman for the government's bird flu information center. Further test results were awaited at the moment. In addition, a 39-year-old man had tested positive in a preliminary test and was being treated in a hospital in Surabaya, East Java he died earier this morning. A hospital official with the Soetomo State Hospital said that the man's case had already be confirmed.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 28 March 2007 03:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bishop: Indonesian military razed church in Dili Testifying at the Truth Commission Indonesia-Timor, former Bishop Carlos Belo of Dili said that Indonesian forces and their militia allies had systematically burned the diocese's compound as well as other churches. Several clergy and an unknown number of others were killed in these fires. Bishop Belo, who headed the Archdiocese of Dili during the 1999 riots, was the main witness before the commission when they resumed public hearings in Jakarta.

Posted in Violence @ 27 March 2007 02:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesa is worlds number three greenhouse gas producer Indonesia is only behind the United States and China in greenhouse gas emissions. A study showed released by the World Bank and the British government last Friday. It's high rank is primarily due to its high deforestation rate - about 85 percent (2,563 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent results from forest fires and clearing. Remaining emissions from energy, agriculture and waste only reach 451 million tonnes.

Posted in Environment @ 27 March 2007 01:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction






Garuda Indonesia to buy 25 new Boeing 737-800 planes Garuda Indonesia has signed a deal with Boeing to buy 25 737-800 planes with a total value of around US$ 1 billion. This was announced by the chief executive of the airline earlier today. It is aiming to replace it's aging fleet. Emirsyah Satar didn't give an exact value of the deal, but he told at a news conference that new passenger planes of this type are typically priced between US$35 and 40 million.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 26 March 2007 11:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Indonesia: 'Promise before sharing bird flu virus samples again' Children rarely die from measles or other easy to prevent diseases in the West, but the developing world often has to do it without lifesaving drugs and vaccines. Will access to eventual bird flu remedies be any different? That's the question that Indonesia is asking while refusing to share it's H5N1 bird flu samples with the World Health Organization (WHO) . It will continue to do so until it gets a guarantee that it will obtain vaccines if a pandemic breaks out.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 26 March 2007 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Batu Tara volcano keeps spewing lava Thousands of people on the island of Lembata, in the Solor Archipelago are evacuated from the area of the Batu Tara volcano as it spews ash and lava. The volcano became more active during Saturday, as was reported by the Jakarta Post. Tons of ash and lava came from it's crater and were dumped in the sea.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 March 2007 12:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aceh 'hand-severance' ordinance still being processed The provincial administration of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) is still processing a draft ordinance (Qanun) on theft - this particular one is popularly known as the 'hand-severance qanun'. In order to make it more acceptable from the human rights point of view, the provincial sharia official said. "The draft hand-severance qanun is now still in the making. We are also waiting for more inputs from the public on its substance," Al Yasa Abubakar, head of the provincial administration's Islamic Sharia Service, said on Saturday.

Posted in Religion @ 25 March 2007 08:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 5 reactions


Border with East Timor stays closed The border between Indonesia and East Timor will stay shut despite Dili's request to open the crucial supply link. The consul of East Timor in Kupang said his country submitted an official request to open the border again as soon as possible. Governor Piet Alexander Tallo said in response that Indonesia had denied the request.

Posted in General @ 25 March 2007 05:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions






SBY believes Indonesia can be an economic superpower President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has showed optimism about the future of Indonesia. It would be among the five biggest economic powers in the world by 2030. That is if all components were cooperating in the management of natural resources and problems facing the nation were properly settled. "With the high potentials of our human resources and natural resources, we could realize the nation's dream of becoming a great nation if we could manage all these things very well," he told when he spoke at the Indonesia Forum Foundation in Jakarta on Friday.

Posted in Power supply @ 24 March 2007 14:34 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 17 reactions


Almost 10 million bank accounts closed in three months Around 9.7 million bank accounts have been closed or emptied in the last three months according to the National Development Agenc (Bappenas). This raises alarm bells in the country's banking sector and the entire economy. The data, which was compiled by the Deposit Insurance Agency (LPS), referred mosty to accounts with deposits of less than Rp 100 million (8,333 euro).

Posted in Economy @ 24 March 2007 14:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Militants imprisoned for beheading Christian girls An Islamic militant began his 20-year jail sentence last Thursday on charges of plotting the beheading of three Christian schoolgirls in Poso in 2005. Tho other militants sentenced for the same crime were sentenced to each 14 years. Judges said they had no doubt that the 34-year-old Hasanuddin was the mastermind behind the murders. "The defendant along with his accomplices has violated the anti-terrorism laws," said chief judge Binsar Siregar told the court on Wednesday.

Posted in C. Sulawesi conflict @ 24 March 2007 03:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Huge stash of weapons found in Yogyakarta An anti-terrorist unit of the Indonesian police has found a huge stash of weapons and explosives in a house in Yogyakarta following tips from suspects arrested earlier this week. A spokesman of the police said this yesterday. On Tuesday night, a suspected militant was shot dead and another wounded while several others were arrested. They are believed to be linked to Abu Dujana, the leader of Jemaah Islamyah, the Southeast Asian militant network.

Posted in Terrorism @ 23 March 2007 02:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six airlines given three months to improve The Transport Ministry has given three months time to six airlines to improve safety standards of face closure. The six airlines that were placed in the warning list are Adam Air, Kartika Airlines, Jatayu, Batavia, Trans Wisata Air and Dirgantara. Budhi Muliawan Suyitno, the director general of civil aviation at the Transport Ministry, said that an audit of 54 aviation firms revealed that not one of them made it to the first of three classes.

Posted in General @ 23 March 2007 01:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Alert level Mount Batutara volcano raised The Indonesian government has raised the level for the increasingly active Batutara volcano. Fishermen and others are to stay way from the remote island. Local official Sentianus Medi said that the alert level has been raised to the second out of four stages. The volcano is located on a deserted island in the Flores Sea, but fishermen and others who sometimes land there are warned to stay away at least two kilometers from the summit.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 22 March 2007 09:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


People asked to stay away from Mount Talang's peak The Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) has recommended that people stay outside a three-kilometer radius from the peak of the smouldering Talang volcano in West Sumatra. This warning came after the 2,597 meter high volcano showed signs of increased activity last Saturday. "Being within the 3-km radius will bring the risk of exposure to volcanic materials and probably toxic gas from the volcano," said PVMBG chief Dr. Surono Monday night.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 21 March 2007 09:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Terror suspect killed by police in Yogyakarta One suspected militant has been killed while another was wounded during an ambush by an anti-terror unit in the city of Yogyakarta in central Java. This was announced by the police today. The police also arrested 'several suspects' after a gunbattle on Tuesday evening. National police spokesman Sisno Adiwinoto told reporters the entire story, including the fact that top militant Abu Dujana was not apprehended, on contrary what rumors said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 21 March 2007 09:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Economic growth next year projected at 6.6% The Finance Ministry has estimated that the Indonesian economy will grow around 6.6 percent in 2008. This was published by state news agency Antara. "Economic growth reached 6.1 percent in the last quarter of 2006. We will try our best to keep it at the same level in 2007," said Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati to a parliamentary commission on Tuesday.

Posted in Economy @ 21 March 2007 04:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bulog boss arrested on suspected corruption The head of Indonesia's state owned logistics agency Bulog, has been arrested in a corruption case over cattle import from Australia. A spokesman says the Bulog chief, Widjanarko Puspoyo, was named a suspect in the case just last week. The case is said to stretch back to 2001.

Posted in Corruption @ 21 March 2007 03:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Airline ratings to be announced this week The government will announce the results of an audit on Indonesia's airliners this week, as was told by the general aviation chief earlier today. The audit came after immense pressure to improve air safety following a series of accidents in the last months.The team, set up by the government to evaluate transport safety, has recommended that airliners found to have violated safety regulations to be closed.

Posted in General @ 20 March 2007 10:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 13 reactions


Mud volcano stops 30 minutes, experts baffled The mud volcano that has displaced over 15,000 briefly stopped spewing hot mud for the first time in the more than nine months the volcano is active. Scientists are baffled by the news. "The flow of mud coming out of the crater suddenly stopped for about 30 minutes shortly before noon on Monday," said Rudi Novrianto, spokesman for the government team active working to plug the flow.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 20 March 2007 09:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Young woman dies of bird flu A 20-year-old woman died of bird flu on Monday. Siti Nuraini was hospitalized for two weeks when she died yesterday in a hospital in East Jakarta. This was told by Dr. Tegus Sylvaranto according to website detik.com The total number of bird flu victims in Indonesia is now 86, with 66 deaths. The number of bird flu cases has increased recently after months of absence of new cases.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 20 March 2007 03:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


DPR urges government to help mudflow victims Deputy speaker Muhaimin Iskandar of the DPR (House of Representatives) has urged the government to give more attention to the victims of the mudflow which has been erupting from a gas well owned by PT. Lapindo Brantas (Lapindo) in Sidoarjo, eastern Java. "The government must directly handle the problem by forming a special board which would pay attention to the people especially those suffering from the mudflow," said Muhaimin, who is also general chairman of the National Awakening Party (PKB), after attending a meeting of the party`s East Java chapters yesterday.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 19 March 2007 04:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Nyepi: Bali prepares for day of silence The mostly Hindu island of Bali was preparing for the Day of Silence today, ushering the Hindu New year. Households were performing rites to purify the soul and cleanse individuals from past sins, while young men were finishing their huge papier-mache effigies of demons that will be used for parades in the streets after dusk to ward off evil. Each village will have their own noisy parade, known as Ogoh-Ogoh, before they are burned before sunrise to symbolize all evil leaving the island just before the new year.

Posted in Religion @ 18 March 2007 15:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Railway industry waits huge overhaul if bill passed The government is preparing a bill on rail transportation that will effectively end the state's monopoly of the industry. It also required an audit of state railway company PT Kereta Api (PT KA). When the bill - scheduled for 27 March - is passed, the government and PT KA are required to hold a technical audit as a step towards rehabilitating all facilities and networks on Java and Sumatra.

Posted in General @ 18 March 2007 15:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Landing speed key factor in Yogyakarta plane crash The Garuda passenger yet that crashed earlier this month killing 21, was landing with a speed much higher than normal. This was said by the chief inspector on Saturday. The plane with 140 people on board overshot the runway at Adi Sucipto airport of Yogyakarta. It crashed in rice fields and bust into flames.

Posted in Accidents @ 18 March 2007 03:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Gay NGO worker and partner tortured, sexually abused in Aceh' A 32-year-old GO worker and his partner from the same sex were allegedy brutally tortured and sexually abused by the police in Banda Aceh while in custody last January. This was said by the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). AHRC has named the NGO officials as Hartayo and Bobby. The motive behind the detention, torture and sexual abuse is because they are homosexuals, says AHRC in an 'urgent action' appeal.

Posted in Human rights @ 18 March 2007 01:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 14 reactions


Legislator: 'Malaysian warships should be forced out' "It is time to drive the neighboring country's warships and fighter planes away from the Ambalat Block." Malaysian provocations in Indonesia's territorial waters have reached an alarming level according to a legislator. "Malaysia`s provocative acts in encroaching on Indonesian territorial waters in the Ambalat Block area cannot be tolerated. Therefore, I think it is now time to drive Malaysian warships and fighter planes out of the area," said Suparlan, member of the House of Representatives (DPR) on Friday.

Posted in General @ 17 March 2007 08:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One more man dies of bird flu A 32-year-old man who died last Thursday, was tested positive for bid flu, putting the total at 65 out of 86 people that have fall ill in Indonesia alone. This was released by the Health Ministry yesterday. The man from eastern Jakarta was sick since Sunday and was brought to hospital on the 13th. One day later he was transferred to the so-called bird flu hospital Persahabatan in eastern Jakarta, said Joko Suyono, an official for the anti-bird flu center of the ministry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 17 March 2007 04:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Airliners may be shut down after accidents The Indonesian government may close airliners after a series of accidents that killed hundreds of people, this was said by Vice President Jusuf Kalla yesterday. "Whoever can not meet the regulations will face sanction, including the liquidation of the company," Kalla told a press briefing at his office in Jakarta.

Posted in General @ 17 March 2007 03:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The first plane It was less than one week before it really happened. I was in Kuala Lumpur to settle some official stuff, and when drinking an iced tea I took some time off in the evening to visit a friend. It was getting late and however we usually only 'speak' to each other on the internet, we had some serious issues as well. Sometimes it's best to make a small joke about accidents and disasters. The people on board of the missing Adam Air plane are having a splendid time diving there, things like that, whether they are fun or not. As long as it doesn't happen in your own direct environment, you can still say things like that. I also told that I always missed such events; earthquakes when I'm away; other disasters beyond my easy reach and other things like that.

Posted in Travel @ 17 March 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'No abolishment of capital punishment for drug offenses' The government strongly rejects any proposals to abolish capital punishment for drug offenses on the ground of respect for human rights as all forms of criminal actions are in fact violations of these rights, as was said by Attorney General Abdul Rahman Saleh. Saleh said this at the session of the Constitutional Court in Jakarta to hear several of the cases of drug offenders sentenced to death who had filed requests for a review of articles mandating the death sentence.

Posted in Human rights @ 16 March 2007 18:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


'Lethal injections can replace firing squad' The government considers abandoning firing squads, to be replaced by lethal injections, to carry out death sentences. These changes have been offered during the first formal hearing of an Australian drug runners constitutional challenge to the death penalty. Six members of the 'Bali Nine' and three Bali bombers are imprisoned in Indonesia while sentenced to death by firing squad.

Posted in General @ 15 March 2007 14:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New species of big cat found in Sumatra, Borneo The WWF has said that a clouded leopard found in tropical rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra is in fact a new species of big cat. The cat was originally seen as the same species as those on the Southeast Asian mainland, but genetic tests have shown otherwise.

Posted in Environment @ 15 March 2007 14:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More concrete balls needed to fill the mud volcano An official involved in 'plugging' the mud volcano near Sidoarjo, east Java, with concrete balls told that they will have to use thousands more balls than initially planned. The plan involves chains of four heavy balls being dropped into the crater. Until now, workers have managed to lower the initial target of somewhat less than 400 chains.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 15 March 2007 13:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Djarum ad campaign wakes up police Indonesian police sleeping on the job? Those in Indonesia can talk about it, but just don't tell everyone about it. Police are threatening to file a lawsuit against cigarette producer PT. Djarum for a nationwide campaign - billboards, tv, newspapers and magazines - that fools with police officers sleeping on the job. "The force is a state institution that deserves respect," said police spokesman Maj. Gen. Sisno Adiwinoto.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 15 March 2007 06:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bulog boss becomes graft suspect The head of Indonesia's state-owned logistics agency (Bulog) has been named a suspect in a corruption case involving cows from Australia. Hendarman Supandji, the top anti-graft prosecutor, said the alleged case took place in 2001. "Investigators of the case of cow imports from Australia have named Bulog chief Widjanarko Puspoyo as a suspect.

Posted in General @ 15 March 2007 02:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plans to tighten internet surveillance The government wants to tackle internet crime by tightening supervision of it's web surfers. This was told by an official earlier today. "The aim is to minimize the misuse of the Internet, including for criminal activities," Gatot Dewa Broto, spokesman for Indonesia's telecommunications regulator, told.

Posted in Politics @ 14 March 2007 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Playboy editor faces two years in prison Government prosecutors today demanded two years in jail for the editor of Playboy Indonesia for violating anti-indecency laws. They are supposed to have published 'porn' pictures in the magazine. Security was high when Chief Prosecutor Resni Muchtar told the court in South Jakarta that editor Erwin Arnanda 'damaged the nation's morality'. He has been given time until 22 March for their defense.

Posted in General @ 13 March 2007 11:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 9 reactions


Indonesia wants to ban granite exports After banning sand exports, the government is now discussing the possibility of banning granite exports as well. Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassan Wirayuda said today that the cabinet was discussing this possible ban, as was reported by The Jakarta Post. "According to a decree from the trade minister, exports of granite chips are not banned ... but discussions on the possibility of banning granite chips are taking place in the Cabinet," he said.

Posted in Politics @ 13 March 2007 10:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


New regulations on operational ship's age upcoming The Transportation Department will continue their efforts to implement new regulations to limit the age of operational ships in Indonesia to a maximum of 25 years, as was told by a spokesman. "But the policy will be applied in a flexible way," M. Harijogi, director general of sea transportation, said here earlier on Monday. The policy would be executed with consideration of a ship's actual condition and the way it as been maintained.

Posted in Politics @ 13 March 2007 08:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven climbers die on Mount Rinjani Seven climbers have been found dead on the slopes of Indonesia's second highest volcano. Their bodies were found on Mount Rinjani, an active volcano rising more than 12,000 feet above sea level on the island of Lombok.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 March 2007 23:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bad weather hampers ferry operations Java-Sumatra Ferry boats have halted the route between Merak in West Java and Bakauheni in Sumatra during the last 11 days because of extremely bad weather. Waves in the route over the Sunda Strait sometimes reached a height of four meters, as was told by assistant supervisor Mudhofar of state ferry company ASDP.

Posted in Weather @ 12 March 2007 04:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Garuda flight recorder forwarded to U.S. The so-called 'black box' - or flight recorder - from the Garuda Indonesia passenger plane that crashed on the airport of Yogyakarta city last week, has been send to the United States after the Australian experts failed to retrieve the most vital data. This was told by an investigator on Monday. A team of Australians worked on the two flight recorders over the weekend, but they were not able to retrieve the cockpit voice recordings. Other information had been retrieved successfully however.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 12 March 2007 04:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rehabilitation of Soeharto's peatland project The government plans to rehabilitate a large peatland in Central Kalimantan which was converted to an agricultural area during the reign of former president Soearto. This project has caused widespread damage to the environment, as was told by an official. "We have approval, in principle, from the president to rehabilitate the 'One Million Hectare Peatland' but we still are awaiting the necessary presidential decree to start," told Central Kalimantan governor Agustin Teras Narang.

Posted in Environment @ 12 March 2007 03:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Earlier runway extension project Adi Sucipto Plans to extend the runway of Adi Sucipto airport by 300 meters towards the east are likely to be sped up after last Wednesdays crash of a Garuda Boeing 737-400. That overshot the runway, skipped a road and crashed into rice paddies before exploding into fire, killing 21 passengers.

Posted in General @ 11 March 2007 07:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


No signs of sabotage in crash There is no evidence of sabotage of terrorism involved in the Garuda Indonesia plane crash three days ago. This was told by Indonesian police. "We conclude there is no evidence of sabotage, terrorist acts or bomb explosions that may have caused the accident," Sisno Adiwinoto, national police spokesman told in an interview broadcast by El-Shinta radio yesterday.

Posted in Accidents @ 11 March 2007 02:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Many still without food and shelter after Sumatra quakes Officials on the island of Sumatra asked for patience on Saturday after telling that relief aid for the people left homeless after twin earthquakes had been handed out to people who did not need it. Many people living in remote areas away from cities have complained about upcoming food shortages after Tuesdays twin earthquakes that killed more than 70 people in the area.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 March 2007 01:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Increasing volcanic activity after Sumatra earthquakes A twin earthquake that killed over 70 people in western Sumatra may have triggered heightened activity at three volcanoes according to experts. Geologists said that sensors on the slopes of three volcanoes - Talang, Tandikat and Marapi - have above-average activity since the 6.3 and 6.1 earthquakes. "We usually need about a month to observe whether the earthquake could trigger an eruption," said Gede Suantika, official from Indonesia's volcanology institute.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 March 2007 05:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Planes landing gear failed before crash Investigators that work on the crash of a Boeing 737-400 that burst into flames after skidding of he runway, said that it's front wheels broke off as is touched down. "We are trying to find out why the wheel broke," said investigator Marjdono Siswo Suwarno. Forensics struggled to identify the victims from Wednesday's accident on the airport of Yogyakarta, central Java. Many were burned beyond recognition.

Posted in Accidents @ 09 March 2007 00:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Tail crashed plane painted white and broken off In the early hours of Thursday, less than 24 hours after the Garuda Indonesia plane crashed at the airport of Yogyakarta, Adi Sucipto, the only remaining part of the airplane, the tail wing, has been painted white. The logo of the airline is not visible anymore for visitors, also because the entire wing seems to be detached now, it's logo facing the ground.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 March 2007 08:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia gets help from Australia after crash Australia offered more medical aid to Indonesia after a Garuda Indonesia plane crashed. The Australian Embassy in Jakarta contacted the office of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to offer more medical help, as was said by Prime Minister John Howard. "The Indonesians have indicated that they will be very ready to take that up if it is needed," Howard told on television on Thursday.

Posted in Accidents @ 08 March 2007 07:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aid flows in as Sumatra buries earthquake victims Dozens of victims of the twin earthquakes in western Sumatra were buried on Wednesday as aid flowed in for thousands of displaced when their homes were flattened during the quakes. Disaster management told that 72 people were killed in these quakes, which were also felt in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. Many had to spend a night in the open, frightened of another earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 08 March 2007 02:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


[update] 21 dead after Garuda plane crashes at Yogyakarta airport At least 21 people are dead and many others injured after a plane of airliner Garuda crashed upon landing and burst into flames at the airport of Yogyakarta, central Java. "I saw many bodies, dozens of bodies badly burnt near the exit," told captain Yos Bintoro, an airport official to ElShinta radio after the accident. "I saw people dead in the cockpit. I cannot say if that's the pilot or co-pilot," he said.

Posted in Garuda Indonesia @ 07 March 2007 07:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


8 die in plane crash at Yogyakarta airport At least eight people have died in a plane crash at Yogyakarta's International Airport, Adi Sucipto. The plane crashed and exploded at 7.08 local time Wednesday. An airport operations manager from Adi Sucipto Airport reported that the ill-fated plane skidded off the runway, crashed into an embankment and exploded.

Posted in Accidents @ 07 March 2007 03:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll of twin earthquakes now at 70 A powerful twin earthquake crumbles houses in a large area in western Sumatra on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, leaving hundreds injured as was told by local authorities. They also predicted the toll would probably rise. The magnitude 6.3 and 6.1 earthquakes struck the western part of the island, near the coastal city of Padang and was felt as far as Malaysia and Singapore, where tall buildings were evacuated.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 March 2007 01:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of buildings collapsed, fires break out after quakes The powerful twin earthquake that hit western Sumatra earlier Tuesday killed at least 26 people. It also flattened hundreds of buildings. Hospitals in the area are flooded with wounded according to officials and witnesses. Under the collapsed buildings are a building of the BRI (government bank), a traditional market and some schools. Not all casualties from those sites are counted as some buildings are ablaze.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 March 2007 09:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 27 dead in twin Sumatra earthquake At least 27 people are dead after two earthquakes strike West Sumatra earlier today. Two earthquakes, the first one with a magnitude of 6.3 and the second one 6.1 on the Richter Scale flattened buildings north of the coastal city of Padang. Dozens of injured are rushed to hospitals in the area, local TV stations report live from the area.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 March 2007 08:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong earthquake north of Padang felt in Singapore An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale shook western Sumatra on Tuesday morning, panicking residents in the area and sending slight tremors to neighbouring Singapore. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that the earthquake as located at just 50 kilometers northeast of the West Sumatra city of Padang and 420 kilometers from Singapore.

Posted in Earthquake @ 06 March 2007 05:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two dead when whirlwind hits Probolinggo Two people are dead and many houses and other buildings were damaged after a whirlwind hit Mayangan and Kademangan areas in Probolinggo, East Java in the late afternoon on Monday. The police chief of Probolinggo, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Topan Herinoto said the strong winds lasted only about ten minutes, but that was enough to bring heavy damage to the area.

Posted in Weather @ 06 March 2007 02:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Explosive device found in Ambon The police on the island of Ambon in the restive Maluku province struggled to defuse a suspected home-made bomb found near a shopping center in the city. This incident came just two days after a home-made bomb injured 12 in the city's port. The device was placed on the ground, a resident reported this to the security guards which then contacted local police.

Posted in General @ 06 March 2007 01:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rain hampers Flores landslide rescue efforts Rains and the given fact of the remoteness of the areas earlier hit by landslides hamper relief efforts for the about 40 missing. Hundreds of people are displaced after landslides hit the island of Flores last week. Around 1,000 people have been evacuated from the area because their houses were washed away. Main roads also got damaged in the landslides, which further complicates the process. At least 34 people are confirmed dead.

Posted in Weather @ 05 March 2007 11:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


50 still missing after landslides in Nusa Tenggara Rescue teams are still trying to find the fifty-odd people missing after landslides hit several villages on Flores. Roads blocked by landslides hamper rescue efforts. The landslides, which are triggered by heavy rain in the last days, hit several villages in four districts of Manggarai on the island, about 1,500 kilometers to the east from the capital Jakarta.

Posted in Weather @ 04 March 2007 08:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Small home-made bomb explodes in Ambon, injures 14 A small home-made bomb with nails exploded at a port on the island of Ambon yesterday, injuring at least 14 people. The explosion occurred just when passengers were disembarking from a boat that had just arrived in the port in the Maluku province, east of the island of Sulawesi. Most of the injured were street vendors and drivers according to local police spokesman Tommi Napitupulu.

Posted in Violence @ 04 March 2007 04:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's illiteracy rate drops to 8 percent An official from the government said that 8.07 percent of the 230 million are still illiterate. "That is a shame, but data said so," National Education and Tourism Minister Bambang Sudibyo said at a meeting of Indonesian Muslim Students on Saturday, as was reported by Malaysian press agency Bernama. He added that since he became minister on his current post in 2004, the percentage had dropped from 10.2 percent.

Posted in General @ 04 March 2007 03:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 12 reactions


Landslides kill at least 40 in Indonesia After days of heavy rain, landslides killed at least 40 people on the island of Flores earlier today. 30 more are probably buried under the mud and have not been found yet. Local authorities had to find a way through blocked roads to bring in emergency aid to the affected areas and to find survivors, Pustam Pakaya, chief of the Health Department's crisis center in Jakarta told.

Posted in Weather @ 03 March 2007 14:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Satellite tracks wildfire plumes in Indonesia Scientists in the United States have linked the extreme weather caused by El Nino to the widespread wildfires in Indonesia. "Droughts over Indonesia are often brought on by a shift in the atmospheric circulation over the tropical Pacific associated with El Nino conditions," said David Edwards, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. "Although the current El Nino is rather weak compared to that of 1997-98, we have found dramatic increases in wildfire activity and corresponding pollution."

Posted in Forest fires @ 03 March 2007 04:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia will accept 83 Sri Lanka refugees Indonesia announced it would take in the 83 Sri Lankan asylu seekers. But only on the condition that they would be deported to their homeland as soon as possible. "We are ready to receive them, to receive 83 Sri Lankan asylum seekers back to Indonesia, with the understanding that this is only for transit," Indonesian foreign ministry spokesman Desra Percaya said earlier today.

Posted in General @ 02 March 2007 03:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yusril snaps back over corruption query During an interview with The Jakarta Post last Tuesday, State Secretary Yusril Ihza Mahendra was asked whether he gained financial advantages through a case currently being investigated. His reply - an emotional outburst - came totally unexpected. "You have gone beyond the KPK. The KPK interrogated me only as part of procedure. I think a journalist cannot act as an investigator. You are going beyond your authority as a journalist. If you were a public official, you could be sued in court for violating... going beyond your authority. Journalists are employed to raise questions and not to act as investigators," he told The Post.

Posted in Corruption @ 01 March 2007 04:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


1,000 troops deployed at East Timor border The military has deployed around 1,000 troops along the border with East Timor. This followed a security crisis in the new Asian country. MetroTV reported that the deployment was to anticipate the possibility of rebels crossing the border into Indonesia. The former military police chief Maj. Alfredo Reinado, escaped from prison in September after leading dozens of mutinous soldiers into the mountains. Indonesia has closed the checkpoints on the border since last Sunday to prevent an exodus of East Timorese.

Posted in Military @ 01 March 2007 04:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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